UD will not host extra NCAA Tournament games

In this March 14, 2012, file photo made with a long exposure, a player runs across the NCAA logo at midcourt during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. The NCAA last year cut in half the penalty for athletes who fail screenings for substances like marijuana, and its chief medical officer is pushing for college sports’ governing body to get out of the business of testing for recreational drugs altogether. The AP found that some of the nation’s biggest universities, from Oregon to Auburn, have already eased their punishments as society’s views on marijuana use have changed. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
In this March 14, 2012, file photo made with a long exposure, a player runs across the NCAA logo at midcourt during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. The NCAA last year cut in half the penalty for athletes who fail screenings for substances like marijuana, and its chief medical officer is pushing for college sports’ governing body to get out of the business of testing for recreational drugs altogether. The AP found that some of the nation’s biggest universities, from Oregon to Auburn, have already eased their punishments as society’s views on marijuana use have changed. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The NCAA has announced their decision on the location of Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The University of Dayton will not play host to an additional seven games of tournament play this spring. The winning site is Greenville, South Carolina.

The University of Dayton placed its bid in September for the games to be held here in addition to the First Four games that will be played.

READ MORE: UD places official bid for NCAA men’s basketball tournament

The first two rounds went up for grabs the NCAA’s decision to pull seven championship games out of North Carolina because of a controversial state law that critics say is discriminatory to the LGBT community.

The games will be held March 17 and 19, 2017.

“Based on the NCAA’s commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year,” the NCAA said in a statement.

The law requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. It also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide anti-discrimination protections.

 

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